School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Radical ideas and creative prototypes for resource wisdom

The Designs for a Cooler Planet presents our solutions for a more sustainable future. The event is part of the Helsinki Design Week.

Designs for a Cooler Planet

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Finland Works open online course introduces Finnish working life and career building

Aalto University launches a new open online course on Finnish working life.
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New service brings research-based knowledge to decision-makers

Aalto University, together with five other Finnish universities, is participating in the MustRead Academy, which was launched today. The purpose of the service is to strengthen the role of research-based knowledge in decision-making.

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Student - share your vision of the university of the future and win a trip to Lisboa!

Applications are open from 20 September to 22 October. Gather a team of students from other Unite! partner universities and prepare a video with your vision of the university of the future.
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Open online training material promotes low-carbon construction in Finnish

Aalto University has published an open, free-of-charge course material that promotes low-carbon construction.
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An encounter between a photographer and remote sensing specialists led to a book on forests, vision and the purpose of science

Where one person sees a beautiful bark surface, another person sees raw data, says Sheung Yiu, who took the photographs for the Ground Truth book.
Janis Heldmann (left) received 3rd Best Paper Award.
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Janis Heldmann receives 3rd Best Paper Award

The results of the study can be directly used to design smoother artificial reverberators and improve sound quality in applications such as music production and virtual reality.

The Long Read by Aalto ARTS

Longform stories, in-depth features and profiles, data visualizations and more coming up - enjoy our webmag!

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Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Meet our people

Henrika Yliriskun väitös taidekasvatuksen alalta tarkastettiin Aalto-yliopistossa maaliskuussa 2021.

‘Environmental art education should address the problem of human-centeredness’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Henrika Ylirisku researches the premises of environmental art education.

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Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.

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Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

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Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

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Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

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Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Events

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Online event

ENRIO 2021 Congress on Research Integrity Practice

The event opens a new European congress series that brings experts together to discuss and develop research integrity practices.
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Online event

Good Life Engine: Complementary Sport Techniques

How to take care of your mind, body, and brain to optimize sports performance, recovery, and overall wellbeing? Join this Good Life Engine open session to learn!
Image Description: black and white photograph of artist Yo-Yo Lin performing on a stage with right knee and her left hand touching the floor. She is surrounded by a translucent scrim with graphical images projected upon it.   the image credits:  the walls of my room are curved (2019). Courtesy of artist Yo-Yo Lin. Photo by Steve Dabal.
Conferences and workshops

The 3rd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education - 7-9th October 2021

The 3rd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, and Education brings together researchers, students, and members of the disability community who share an interest in, or whose work addresses, the intersections and interplay between critical disability studies, arts, and education.
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Exhibitions and fairs

SOLID GROUND – Kantava maa

An exhibition presenting an extensive selection of ceramics by Aalto alumni, staff and students.
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Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo
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